Ho‘onanea: A Vintage Experience at Hānaiakamalama
hoʻonanea: verb. To pass the time in ease, peace, and pleasure; to relax, lounge, repose; absorbed, contented.
Take a step back in time and enjoy the serenity of Hānaiakamalama in lush Nuʻuanu, as you join us for this deluxe tour experience at the Queen Emma Summer Palace, starting on Saturday, August 14! We are thrilled to present Hoʻonanea: A Vintage Experience at Hānaiakamalama offering a unique and immersive tour at one of Honolulu's most honored and revered historic homes. Upon arrival, guests will select a vintage muʻumuʻu to wear for the occasion from the expansive and colorful collection of vintage aloha wear from our partner, Muʻumuʻu Mamas. Guests will then learn how to create and fashion a fresh floral hairpiece to complete their ensemble with Kumu Lauren Kanoelani Chang Williams. Once appropriately attired, guests will step back in time with a docent-led tour of the Palace, a timeless symbol of classic Hawaiian elegance and contemporary style, to learn more about Queen Emma, the royal family, and their lives in old Hawaiʻi. The experience will conclude with a light picnic lunch of delightful delicacies from Fig & Ginger Honolulu that can be enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the picturesque tropical gardens or at the neighboring park.
Social Distancing: Participants are required to wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth while indoors. A distance of six feet must be maintained at all times between separate households. Temperature checks are required at check-in with completion of a COVID-19 health form.
Picnic Lunch: A light picnic lunch will be provided by Fig & Ginger of Honolulu, for guests to enjoy at the Palace, the park, or to take home. While there are a limited number of chairs and tables at the Palace, we do encourage guests to bring a lauhala mat or blanket and pillows to enjoy their picnic throughout the grounds. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies when making your reservation, so that we can meet your dietary needs. Please note for food allergies that we cannot guarantee the absence of cross contamination, as F&G does NOT have a nut free kitchen.
Vintage Muʻumuʻu: At this time, we are only able to offer muʻumuʻu for women in sizes S-XXL+. For those who are unable to participate in selecting vintage aloha wear, as only vintage muʻumuʻu are available, we encourage purchasing a companion ticket and arriving dressed in your own aloha attire. The companion ticket will include learning how to make a fresh floral hairpiece, the guided tour, and a picnic lunch.